Carpet is a classic flooring option to add comfort and warmth in your Western Suffolk home. Unfortunately, carpet is notorious for becoming discolored, rough to the touch, or showing signs of wear and tear after years of use. If your Western Suffolk home has old carpet that doesn’t fit with your contemporary aesthetic, its time for an upgrade. Your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International® of Farmingdale suggest trading in this lackluster layer for the more elegant choice: hardwood. Let us show you why hardwood is the right choice for your home.
Carpet typically lasts 10-15 years when well maintained. Hardwood, on the other hand, can last upwards of 25 years. With proper installation, regular maintenance, and any necessary damage control, some hardwoods can last a lifetime. The durability of your floors will vary based on the species and finish you choose. However, the majority of hardwoods can stand up to everyday foot traffic, superficial damage, and year-round pressures. Pay close attention to the Janka hardness rating before buying. One of the most popular hardwood species is red oak, which has a rating of 1290.
For stains or discoloration, it is possible to deep clean carpet and revert it back to its original color. But tough, set-in stains can destroy sections of your carpet. Once this happens, you have to remove the section of carpet and replace it with a new patch. Because this happens to often to carpet, many people choose carpet squares to it is easier to replace stained areas. With wall-to-wall carpet, you have to replace the entire carpet.
When carpet becomes damaged, there is no way to repair it except by removing the section and replacing it with a new patch. You run the risk of not finding the same product, or having a mismatched spot since the rest of your carpet will already be worn in. The finish applied to hardwood acts as a seal that resists scratches, dents, and stains. Carpet cannot be protected in the same way
There is no flooring on the market that beats the timeless beauty of hardwood. Laminate and vinyl have options to emulate the quality that hardwood offers but the authenticity of natural hardwood cannot be understated. Carpet is classic and cozy, especially for homes in colder year-round climates, but does not have same stunning presence as hardwood.
With the amount of wood species available, any home can benefit from the sleek and mature look of hardwood. Whether you want a modern, monochromatic wood like beech, or a unique, bold wood like hickory, Floor Coverings International® of Farmingdale has it.
Hardwood has been a staple in homes everywhere, and it won’t be leaving any time soon. While it is a more expensive cost upfront, it is the best investment you can make for your home. Carpeting will most likely have to be replaced over time, increasing the overall cost you pay for your flooring. Not to mention, to really maintain the clean look of carpeting, it is essential to get a deep clean every one to two years. You can trust that, if taken care of properly, your hardwood will stand up to the test of time. More often than not, solid hardwood will increase the value of your home if reselling is in your future. It is a timeless beauty that you, your guests, and any future residents will enjoy.